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The Future Belongs to the Curious

July 10, 2018

Gemma O’Brien is an Australian artist and designer specialising in lettering, illustration and typography. She’s has done stunning work with Apple, Adobe, Qantas, Volcom, The New York Times, etc. She creates hand-lettering or custom typography for commercial clients, but also creates more conceptual personal work, hosts workshops across Australia and speaks at design conferences. I’m a huge fan, […]

Montreal Design Declaration

July 3, 2018

The Montreal Design Declaration was a milestone marking the launch of a collaborative effort to utilise the potential of design for all, and concludes: “All people deserve to live in a well-designed world.” The Declaration defines the Value of Design through 8 bold propositions: Design is a driver of innovation and competition, growth and development, efficiency and prosperity. […]

My 16 Favourite Design Resources and Articles of 2016

January 11, 2017

Now that 2016 is done and dusted I wanted to share with you my 16 favourite design resources and articles of 2016: Onboarding: How Virgin America Onboards New Users by UserOnboard Mobile Design: Mobile App UX Principles by Google Design Guidelines: Material Design by Google Design Components: Polymer Components in Angular 2 by Vaadin Human […]

15 Quotes that Make Life Better

October 20, 2016

Can you believe October is almost over? 2016 is already flying by. That said, I’ve been very inspired by all things design and human achievement lately. Before you head out for a weekend of relaxation and rest, here are 15 of my favorite quotes to give you a little extra weekend inspiration: •    Love life […]

Draw a line in the sand

June 18, 2016

This is an excerpt from one of my favorite books: Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson. If you haven’t read it, please do. It will definitely change the way you work. I’m sharing this because this topic has been a recurring discussion in my design career. I truly believe every company has a […]

2014 in Review

January 31, 2015

“Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking” – William Butler Yeats January is usually the best time to look back over the past year. Our memories are still fresh, but seem far enough to have perspective, to find we are on a great spot to re-write […]

The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kurschner

May 6, 2014

Got this book on a long stop at LAX, flying from Mexico to Australia. I read it during my fourteen hour flight, on my friend’s house, on the train, on the beach, on my new apartment. And I loved it! A wonderful story about the New York art world of the seventies; about love, motorcycles […]

New Facebook Cover

June 11, 2012

It’s always a good time to design something beautiful.

No one belongs here more than you

March 16, 2011

Ok, ok, ok! ahora no voy a hacer un review (soy malísima para eso), hoy solo voy a decir que este libro que leí está increíble. “No one belongs here more than you” es divertido, diferente, refrescante, locochon e interesante. Creo que va mas dirigido a las chicas, no se si los hombres lo disfruten, […]

Review: What I talk about when I talk about running

January 28, 2011

Normalmente no escribo sobre libros, de hecho no lo hago. Esta es la primera vez, ahí va: Acabo de leer What I talk about when I talk about running de Haruki Murakami, un libro excelente -parte guía de entrenamiento, parte memoria del autor- que disfruté muchísimo de principio a fin. Básicamente habla de cuando este […]